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Undergraduate | UNE-EDEE150 | 2024

Introduction to English in the Primary Years

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks

Start dates

  • 26 Feb 2024
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About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of the concepts, content and structure of the English learning area (GTSD 2.1.1);
    2. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research into how students learn in the English classroom, how physical, social and intellectual development interact with learning, and the implications for teaching English (GTSD 1.1.1, 1.2.1);
    3. analyse language and visual resources in a variety of texts, including texts about Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and language (GTSD 2.1.1, 2.4.1, 3.4.1);
    4. demonstrate knowledge of teaching strategies for students from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, as well as strategies that differentiate teaching for students with a range of abilities (GTSD 1.3.1, 1.4.1);
    5. demonstrate understanding of the role of assessment in English teaching, knowledge of English assessment tasks design, and understanding of how to embed assessment into learning sequences with links to curriculum/syllabus outcomes (GTSD 5.1.1); and
    6. select and organise a range of English content to create effective, engaging teaching and learning activities, using knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting, knowledge of how students learn, knowledge of teaching strategies, and knowledge of appropriate resources. (GTSD 1.3.1, 2.1.1, 3.2.1, 3.4.1, 5.1.1).

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-SPE-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary)


To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees